Cleveland, Ohio – Automotive supplier Delphi has joined a tech consortium formed last year by BMW, Intel, and Mobileye with plans to bring a fully autonomous vehicle to the mass market by 2021. Delphi will serve as a systems integrator and developer for the partnership.
“This is a great opportunity for Delphi to use its technical depth and experience in automated driving and electrical architecture to help the cooperation partners develop and deploy at scale,” said Kevin Clark, president and CEO of Delphi.
Delphi will integrate a scalable autonomous solution developed by the existing partners to various OEM vehicle architectures. Delphi may also provide software and hardware components such as sensors. This agreement between Delphi and the cooperation partners is non-exclusive.
“We designed our cooperation on a non-exclusive platform for this technology of the future. With the onboarding of Delphi we significantly strengthen our development of the automated driving and do a future step in spreading this technology across the industry,” said Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management of BMW AG for development.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich adds, “In less than one year the joint teams have made substantial progress to deliver a scalable platform for autonomous driving and are on path to deliver 40 pilot cars in second half of this year. Adding Delphi as an integration partner will help to accelerate the introduction of autonomous cars on the streets from multiple carmakers and offer differentiation to customers.”